Looking for something outrageously different for your next holiday? Then take a look at these holiday castles, windmills, yurts and manor houses that are all available for you to book and make your holiday an extraordinary one.
And there’s plenty to choose from: you could set your loved one's heart racing with a fairy-tale break to a French chateau or rent a houseboat in Amsterdam with your pals. Or how about escaping to a cosy log cabin in the mountains, or going glamping on a yurt holiday in Devon or Cornwall.
If stunning and unusual architecture is for you, rent a regal castle in the Scottish Highlands, a quirky lighthouse by the sea or return to a bygone age on a windmill holiday in Greece.
The villa' IL Gelso' is set in a large private garden planted mainly with olive trees and fruit trees. There is a spacious patio area surrounding the beautiful salt water swimming pool. Two large gazebo's on the patio, one for dining under al fresco, with a wooden table …see more
“Relaxing, comfortable, classy with a charming host”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2011
We stayed for 9 days in october break with 2 kids aged 4 and 10. The house is simple and classy and very vitally, comfortable. Lovely sofas and not too much fiss for the kids to damage. Its Homes and … More
Reviewed 21 Jun 2016
Amazing week in a beautifully decorated luxury Trullo. Anita & Pino are incredibly welcoming, friendly & helpful in suggesting super places to eat & visit if you can bear to drag yourself away from th… More
“Peace and tranquility in Puglia.”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2011
We stayed in Il Gelso for a week in August and had a fantastic time. The Villa is beautiful and the owners have done a very thoughtful renovation and extension to provide very spacious and comfortabl… More
Available in August 2017 we have 2 bell tents furnished with a double bed and 2 single foam beds. We provide bedding and a luxury camping experience. The toilet facilities this year are very basic camp toilets and showers (we plan to up grade these for next year). The t …see more
This converted and very well furnished watermill is located near a small lagoon and is surrounded by a large garden. It is a quiet and isolated area, with shopping facilities nearby. The beach of Apúlia lays 4 km away, and Esposende is about 8 km distance. Porto airp …see more
Trulli del Mandorlo is a newly renovated charming complex of trullos with a private pool (12x6mt) and outdoor barbecue.Inside the main trullo you will find a studio consisting of an alcove kitchen with a breakfast table, small sofa, a nook with a sofabed for two, a bath …see more
Also known as The House on the Hill, Trullo Alto offers three double bedrooms, a large twin room and two bathrooms plus an en-suite, and can sleep up to 8 plus cots. The spacious living room, separate TV room, roof terrace and large grounds means there's plenty of …see more
This 300 years old cave has been dug by hand around an interior courtyard; the 3 bedrooms of this ecological dwelling stay naturally fresh in summer and cool in winter. Authentic decoration has been kept: traditional “kang” bed, wooden furniture, carpets, candle sha …see more
Our large houseboat is especially suitable for groups up to 14 people.It's located in a quite neighborhood in the north of Amsterdam but close to the town center.7 bedrooms and a large living area gives you enough space for a joyful time in Amsterdam.Next to a park …see more
The quirky cottage was originally the Ticketing Hall within Tavistock Railway Station. It has been restored and transformed into a 5 Star Gold (Visit Britain 2011/2012) holiday cottage for four people. We are situated in the perfect location from which to enjoy beautif …see more
Relax in luxury in the Scottish Borders and have the run of your very own mansion house within 10 acre private grounds. Close to Edinburgh and Glasgow . Exclusive use for only you and your guests. Can be staffed on request. Toftcombs is a truly delightful, classic cou …see more
I stayed at the mansion house to celebrate my 30th birthday along with 22 other people. Everything was perfect, the communication from Clare from start to end was helpful, patient, clear and concise. … More
“50th birthday celebration”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2012
On celebrating my 50th birthday Toftcombs gave us all 23 guest a very unique experience that made us all feel very special. Phil and Claire (proprietors) made us feel very welcome showing us around be… More
“Gracious Scotland Living”
Reviewed 26 Apr 2012
We traveled with three generations of four families and Toftcombs was the perfect home for our two week stay in Scotland. The grounds are lovely and the house is magnificent.
Situated in a beautifu… More
An al 18th-century castle opens its doors to show you the stunning paintings which adorn its walls and ceilings and welcome you in its charming atmoshere. Don't miss the opportunity to see the frescoes, to learn more about the intriguing saga of a family which play …see more
“If you love and appreciate Italian art and architecture then this is the place to be”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2015
A fabulous opportunity to step back in time into Italian history. What an amazing place owned by a beautiful lady dedicated to restore her home to show and share the wonders hidden over many years. … More
Dear Phil and Lorraine,
thank you very much for your review.
I am sorry to read that you have been troubled by mosquitos. All our apartments are provided with mosquitos nets at the windows and besides there is a spray mosquitos repellant in the bathrooms: indeed there was one also in your apartment on the shelf near the bathroom door, but alas I forgot to tell you; I apologise for that.
I will be happy to welcome you again at Villa Di Lupo Parra and next time I will put the repellant in a more visible place, I promise.
“A unique place to stay - truly Italian!”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2015
My husband & I stayed here for our honeymoon in September.
It is a villa full of character; from the sweeping staircase to the amazing frescos on the walls & ceilings.
Quiet & peaceful location an… More
“A good base for travelling round Tuscany”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2011
The owners are very welcoming, providing pick up from the airport and return which was very much appreciated also the trips to the supermarket to stock up on supplies. A welcome pack which was again a… More
Moorish style furnished 3 floor Riad with 3 swimming pools.
This Riad is a traditional Moroccan house with an interior courtyard. The word Riad comes from the Arabian term for garden, that is inward focused, which allowed for family privacy and protection from the weat …see more
An English speaking manager will welcome you at Dar Patrick, happy to answer your questions and provide you any advice or information that you may need on what to do locally, or perhaps an organised excursion. In short, everything to make your holiday complete.Dar Patri …see more
We had this beautiful riad all to ourselves and were very comfortable with our two very young children (a three year old and a baby). It was lovely to come home from the heat and bustle of the city an… More
“An amazing riad!”
Reviewed 8 Mar 2014
Dar Patrick was absolutely perfect! Great communication before our stay, even being able to sort out an extra bed at short notice for a 7th guest. The building was beautifully decorated, rooms comfy a… More
Reviewed 2 Jan 2014
The Dar Patrick Riad in Marrakech is absolutely an enjoyable experience! During our one week stay Hassan, the local manager, has been very kind and has given us plenty of advices about the city and wh… More
Beautiful trullo with private swimming pool (5m x 10m) situated in Ostuni (Contrada Chiobbica, 8 kms from Ostuni city center), surrounded by 10.000 m2 of land (olive trees, almond trees, fig trees etc...).
The trullo has 7 cones : 2 bedrooms (one bedroom with a double b …see more
A unique location off the historic High Street overlooking Kirkcudbright marina and harbour with far reaching views of the Galloway Hills. Sit out on the jetty and watch the yachts or the fishing boats approaching harbour. Or get out the binoculars and spot the cormoran …see more
The boathouse is ideal for families as there are 2 lounges and plenty of bathrooms! The accommodation is of a very high standard. I have stayed in many other self catering houses in Kirkcudbright and … More
Thank you for your glowing review and booking with us again for next year. Glad to hear you all had a great time and enjoyed the space the Boathouse offers to families with teenagers. It has, indeed, been a summer of fabulous sunsets. Let's hope next year will be just as good!
The main house is an old mill for seven people. The upper floor has three double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom with shower (complete furniture for beds and bathrooms). Downstairs has a kitchen with induction hob, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, wood stove, pantry …see more
4 separate houses around a courtyard sleeping 14, 6, 6 and 4. Indoor dining hall with hand made oak tables and wooden tables outside, under a large covered terrace and on the lawn so your group can have meals together. Each house also has it's own "private&quo …see more
We were a family party of 28 ranging from 18 months to 60 plus. The accommodation was ideal with sufficient bedrooms. The covered dining terrace was brilliant and with excellent weather we were able t… More
“Fantastic! A wonderful place for families”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2013
We were a family group of 17 adults and 4 children, the place was perfect for us.
Beautiful setting, great pool and facilities for small children. Dining room and terrace with seating for us all, bu… More
Unusual romantic retreats for 2 people - offering peace, tranquility and beautiful elevated views across the River Tamar. Ideal for honeymoons, wedding anniversaries (especially 10th which is "Tin"!), birthdays or just as a cosy hideaway to get away from it all. You wil …see more
Stayed for a weekend in The Count House, really cosy and comfy, complete with Christmas tree. Great to drink tea in the morning and look out over the river Tamar. Wonderful location for a pre-Christ… More
Thank you for your Trip Advisor review. We're delighted that you had anther enjoyable birthday at Okel Tor and look forward to welcoming you back!
“Natural Beauty and Pure Relaxation at its best”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2015
The peace and tranquility that we experienced at Okel Tor far exceeded our expectation.
All of our needs were catered for in a comfortable and understated manner, which is a reflection of Nick, the o… More
Thank you for your review of The Count House. We're delighted to hear that the cottage exceeded your expectations, you felt welcome and comfortable and enjoyed the local walks and pubs. We hope to see you again!
“The best Birthday .... EVER!!”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2014
We stayed in The Smithy just before Christmas for my birthday and absolutely loved it. We arrived in the dark and woke up the next morning to a view of the mist over the Tamar Valley which was specta… More
Thank you for your Trip Advisor review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your birthday so much! We look forward to welcoming you back in December 2014!
The Chapel offers comfortable accommodation and furnishings with original chapel character including stained glass windows, beams, chapel nooks and pulpit in main bedroom. Stunning views over the breathtaking scenery that is the Pembrokeshire coast. 5-10 minutes walk do …see more
“Perfect Escape for Holiday with friends and kids”
Reviewed 29 Nov 2012
I rented Chapel House for a girly get away with our 4 children (age 4-7).
It was November and blowing a gale but the stunning beach (5 mins walk away) stayed really sheltered and we spent our days … More
“beautiful place and spotless”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2012
Stayed at the chapel for the New Year. Stunning views from the master bedroom . Beautiful place to stay . Spotless throughout . Would recommend to all my family and friends . Great communication with … More
“Not as nice as it looks!”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2013
First the good news, the owner was very nice and responded immediately to our problem of not having heat upon arrival and she was a pleasure to work with while making the booking.
On the darker s… More
I was very surprised to read the review - the shower is new in the downstairs bathroom and has always provided a hot shower - I wonder if the guests did not switch on the power shower - there is a cord that controls that and as it is a power shower it always provides plenty of hot water. The fireplace has a gas stove with clear instructions to work and again has not caused any problems and the oven like all ovens has 2 heat control buttons for the two ovens and again hasn't caused any problems if the guests had called me or my cleaning team I could have talked them through the instructions and was unaware of any issues until reading this as they never contacted me. I have a 24 hour service if there is a problem and will always do my best to resolve any issue that the guests may have.
Classic wooden sailing yacht right in the city center of Alicante...10 meters LOA 4 meters beam, good for two people, one double bed and 2 singles... great views. Close to restaurants and bars. Very close to he beach. Secure parking inside the marina, security and vi …see more
On the edge of the Peak District lies Rudyard lake, it's a bit of a secret in a stunning location, see the changing seasons in this woodland and lake setting. A perfect escape from the rigors and demands of modern living, you can slow life down if you appreciate th …see more
This elegantly comfortable three bedroom lighthouse cottage is in a magnificent coastal setting inside the historic landmark Aberdeen Girdleness Lighthouse compound. You will stay in the original Principal Lighthouse Keeper's cottage built in 1833 with many period featu …see more
Trullo Saraceno consists of a
• traditional kitchen set in a stone arch with a real fireplace and dining table,
• living area with sofa, arm chairs, coffee table and tv.
• tiled bathroom with shower and bidet,
• A good size double bedroom,
• 2 single beds …see more
If you both love the charm of the Italien countryside and "coolness" in the mountains, combined with a short distant to big citys like Florence and Bologne - this is your dream. The house (Castle) is … More
A split-level riverside stone chapel, with river views, created by the conversion of a large Methodist Chapel and Schoolroom, built in 1846 in the conservation area of the historic mill village of Milford, in the wooded valley of the River Derwent. The local area is of …see more
Built almost 200 years ago to guide ships into the Caledonian Canal, beautiful Bona Lighthouse has recently been lovingly restored and boasts an array of period features coupled with the cosy comforts of modern living. Overlooking the waters of Loch Ness and set on the …see more
“This was an amazing property wish we had been staying longer!”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2015
Wonderfully renovated and very warm and inviting. We would have liked to have just stayed and curled up with a book too bad there was so much we wanted to see.
Only thing which we missed was WiFi. We… More
“Magnificent restoration resulting in a beautiful cosy cottage.”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2016
This historic monument has been lovingly restored to create a beautiful, cosy retreat. Stunning views down Loch Ness with fishing nearby and some enchanting walks in the district. We came well prepare… More
Reviewed 8 Apr 2015
We had a sensational week made all the better by the wonderful weather. The lighthouse is very welcoming and well equipped. It was so warm we could have done with seats to sit outside with. The pea… More
The Keepers Cottage can be enjoyed in every season, on the clear days when panoramic views extend out in every direction and the exhilarating, wild, stormy evenings when the heating ensures a cosy stayYou can imagine being a lighthouse keeper by staying in the cottage, …see more
A 2 mn à pied de la Gare RER B PALAISEAU qui vous améne à Paris en 20 mn. Gare TGV de Massy et RER C à 2 Km à pied et 3km en voiture.Accès Autoroute : A6 et A10 à 3 Km. Aéroport d'Orly à 15 mn en Train (RER B et Orlyval). Aéroport Roissy direct par le RER …see more
We spent 10 days at this lovely trulli in the Puglia countryside. The trulli had all we needed for our stay and the owners were very friendly and gave suggestions of places to visit. The trulli was w… More
Amazing, tranquil, spectacular - just some of the words our previous guests have used to describe Trullo Azzurro and its setting. It is a beautiful trullo, which we lovingly restored and maintain, employing traditional methods and materials to retain its magical charact …see more
We spent 10 days at the comfortable and characterful Trullo azzurro , situated some 10-15 minutes drive from the nearby town of Locorotondo with its lovely old quarter and many fine restaurants. This … More
“Getting away from it just got a whole lot better!”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2014
We have just enjoyed an amazing week in a very unique property in a very special location! Mark and Mary have painstakingly renovated their trulli and it was a pleasure and privilege to be there. The … More
“comfortable, well-appointed trullo for unique holiday experience”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2014
We had an excellent holiday in this beautiful trullo set in the middle of the Puglia countryside with beautiful views over the vines and olive trees.
The trullo has all mod cons, with dishwasher,… More
A long driveway lined with century old cypress trees leads to this beautiful medieval castle with private chapel on a private hill surrounded by vineyards and olive trees with beautiful landscapes.Here you wish become real and we may organize events and wedings as you p …see more
Set within 16 acres of glorious North Devon countryside, The Chapel is the idea place to come and unwind from the stresses and strains of daily life. The Chapel is an annex of the main house which is a former Rectory so there is a wealth of character and stunning featur …see more
“Stylish, comfortable accommodation with lovely grounds”
Reviewed 25 May 2014
We were looking for somewhere comfortable and peaceful for a few days away in Devon. Yatton Court proved to be just that. The property is an annex to an old rectory that is lived in by the owners. The… More
Many thanks - see you again next year!
“Somewhere & something different for us.”
Reviewed 29 May 2014
We usually stop out on the coast but fancied a change as we only stopped for 3 nights. Will never get tired of the Devon scenery even though a few of the roads about can test your patience. The proper… More